From 1st April, household recycling centres at Penmaen, Aberbargoed, Rhymney and Penallta will close for an additional day each week. A charge will also be introduced for the collection of large household items, e.g. beds, sofas and furniture; with a charge of £16 for the collection of 1 to 3 items.
The changes come as a result of the council’s £15.6 million savings requirement for 2019/20. A major public consultation exercise has been undertaken by the council on proposed savings, including those affecting household recycling centres and the bulky waste collection service. Following public consultation a proposal to permanently close two household recycling centres was deferred for further consideration.
The council also reminds residents that it operates CCTV at all of its household recycling centres and anyone found fly tipping outside the gates on days when the centres are closed will be liable to a £400 fixed penalty fine.
Cllr Barbara Jones, the council’s Deputy Leader, said “The council is facing significant financial challenges, which unfortunately means that some difficult decisions must be made. We will, however, continue to do all we can to protect our frontline services, protect our communities and meet the needs and aspirations of our residents.”
Information on the council’s household recycling centres and bulky waste collection service can be found at caerphilly.gov.uk/Services/Household-waste-and-recycling